Years running: 9 (since 2010)

this human world!

International Human Rights Film Festival.


This human world presents outstanding feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation films covering human rights issues. The films aim to encourage people to scrutinise and re-examine their views and take heed of human responsibility. Furthermore the festival’s programme contains thematic lectures, workshops, talks and special events.

The COMPETITION PROGRAMME of this human world presents new exciting discoveries and pays special attention to young filmmakers and smaller productions. It contains films, that raise social awareness of human rights issues outside the framework of mainstream films and that focus on socio-critical themes. Films, that fascinate and that captivate with their innovation, aesthetically and thematically.


  • Audience Award - All the films in the competition programme are eligible for the Audience Award.
  • the Youth Award, assigned by the this human world Youth Jury.


  • Film must have been completed after January 1, 2016.
  • Only films that haven't had a premiere or a theatrical release in Austria can be submitted. An Austrian premiere is a must. World premieres may be given priority. Films may have been released theatrically in their country of origin.
  • Films must not have been broadcast on the internet or on TV.
  • You can either upload your films via this human worlds withoutabox account (, send USB Sticks, or streaming-links. If none of those options are possible for you, you can also send us a DVD copy.
  • Subtitles language: english or german

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.




Official website



this human world - International Human Rights Film Festival
Schleifmühlgasse 8/14
1040 Vienna

Tel: +43 (0)1 585 58 88-24
+43 (0)1 585 58 88-25


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 06, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    May 08, 2017
  • Regular Deadline
    June 23, 2017
  • Late Deadline
    July 07, 2017
  • Extended Deadline
    July 17, 2017
  • Notifications
    October 01, 2017
  • Event dates
    30 November — 10 December 2017
Categories & Fees

All films, including documentary and fictional features, animations or experimental films produced in Austria after January 1st 2015 with a minimun running time of 60 minutes, can be submitted.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €5
  • Regular Deadline — €6
  • Late Deadline — €7
  • Extended Deadline — €10

This competition is open for filmmakers first and second feature length films related to socio-political issues. An Austrian premiere is a MUST.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €5
  • Regular Deadline — €6
  • Late Deadline — €7
  • Extended Deadline — €10

All films - documentary and fictional features, animations and experimental films - produced after January 1st 2015 with a running time of minimum 60 minutes, are accepted in this programme.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €5
  • Regular Deadline — €6
  • Late Deadline — €7
  • Extended Deadline — €10

In this section, short animations and experimental films with a running time of maximum 15 minutes will be shown.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free
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